Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific


China-Japan Joint History Report Released
February 1, 2010, 7:42 pm
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After meeting for the fourth time on December 24, 2009, scholars from China and Japan concluded the first phase of a government endorsed joint history research project that was begun in December 2006. Today, two months since the conclusion of the first phase of the bilateral research initiative, the twenty historian team released a total of twenty six research papers that chronicle the findings of the three year endeavor. The following articles are a selection of the initial reactions to the release of the joint history report, and will be further updated as more feedback and analysis become available:

China (English Language) :

China-Japan Scholars’ Report Completed, People’s Daily, February 1, 2010.

China, Japan Conclude First Phase of Joint Historical Research, People’s Daily, December 24, 2009.

Chinese Language Articles:

中日发布共同历史研究报告 驳斥日本右翼观点, The Global Times, February 1, 2010.

中日共同历史研究白皮书出炉 日承认为”加害者”, The Global Times, February 1, 2010.

中日历史共同研究难掩尴尬, 新华网, January 1, 2010.

中日历史研究终于达成共识:侵华战争定性为侵略, The Global Times, December 28, 2009.

Japan (English Language):

Difference in Perception of Modern History a Hurdle to Japanese-Chinese Review Panel, The Mainichi Shimbun, February 1, 2010.

Nanjing Massacre Death Toll Divides Japanese, Chinese Scholars, The Mainichi Shimbun, February 1, 2010.

Japan, China Still At Odds Over Nanjing: Joint History Study Skirts Death Toll, The Japan Times, February 1, 2010.

Japanese Language Articles:

日中の歴史共同研究公表 南京大虐殺犠牲者数など隔たり, 朝日新聞, January 31, 2010.

中国でNHKニュースが中断 日中共同研究報道中に, 朝日新聞, January 31, 2010.

日中歴史共同研究、中国側の対応改善に期待感 岡田外相, 朝日新聞, January 29, 2010.

日中歴史共同研究の報告書要旨<1>…満州事変まで, 読売新聞, January 31, 2010.

日中歴史共同研究の報告書要旨<2>…南京事件など, 読売新聞, January 31, 2010.

日中歴史認識、溝は埋まらず…共同研究委報告書, 読売新聞, January 31, 2010.

Other English Language Articles:

Japan, China Still at Odds Over “Rape of Nanjing,” The Washington Post, February 1, 2010.

New Study Fails to Bridge Japan, China History Divide, AFP, February 1, 2010.

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